Mike Ashley Racing news 2009-01-22

MIKE ASHLEY RACING PARTNERS WITH JIM DUNN RACING TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE NHRA HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 22, 2009) - Mike Ashley Racing (MAR) and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team have partnered with Jim Dunn Racing to offer NHRA...

MIKE ASHLEY RACING PARTNERS WITH JIM DUNN RACING TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE NHRA HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 22, 2009) - Mike Ashley Racing (MAR) and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team have partnered with Jim Dunn Racing to offer NHRA fans the ulitimate drag racing hospitality experience. Jim Dunn Racing and its Canidae Funny Car will be pitted adjacent to the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster for the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, it was announced today.

The Iron Eagle Club hospitality area, a 3,800-square-foot structure, was introduced two years ago to host Matco Tools distributors and their loyal Matco customers. Last season, the Iron Eagle Club hosted more than 14,000 guests. The partnership between MAR and JDR will see more than 1,800 Canidae guests join Matco Tools and other MAR sponsors at the IEC during the 24-race NHRA Full Throttle season.

"This is a great announcement for Jim Dunn Racing, Canidae and our valued sponsors," said team manager Jon Dunn. "The Iron Eagle Club offers a unique hospitality experience with no trailer dividing the two race cars and our guests will have the opportunity to see both the Canidae Funny Car and Matco dragster without an obstructed view. We're thrilled about the partnership with Mike Ashley Racing and excited to add Matco Tools to our roster of sponsors. This is going to be a fun season."

Tickets to the Iron Eagle Club can be purchased from a Matco Tools distributor. With a ticket to the Iron Eagle Club, guests receive a reserved seat ticket, access to the IEC, a gift, meal, drinks, a chance to win race car parts and other prizes, a front-row seat to watch some of the best pit crews in NHRA racing service the Matco Tools dragster and Canidae Funny Car, and daily meet-and-greet session with drivers Antron Brown and Jerry Toliver. To locate a Matco Tools distributor call 888-MY-MATCO.

"We're very happy to partner with Jim Dunn Racing and host the Canidae guests along with cementing our relationship with Matco Tools, its 1,500 distributors and loyal customers," said Ashley. "The Iron Eagle Club offers an unmatched hospitality experience in NHRA racing and we're thrilled to again offer this experience to all racing fans. The Iron Eagle Club is like sitting in sitting in the dugout for a Major League Baseball game. It's a must-do experience for the true NHRA fan."

-credit: mar

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Mike Ashley , Jerry Toliver